Tucktec Folding Kayak

June 5, 2020

No rack required! The Tucktec Folding Kayak lets you kayak with your very own kayak even if you don’t have a big trailer or car roof rack. This full-size (9 feet 8 inches long by 31 inches wide) kayak folds down to a compact 48 inches by 15 inches and weighs only 28 pounds, making […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2019: Most Innovative Items

January 21, 2020

There were so many interesting and innovative items reviewed in 2019, and our TrailblazerGirl editorial team wanted to highlight their top 3 picks for the year (just in case you missed them last year!). First to make the list is the must-have workout wardrobe staple, the OSHәN 22″ Manhattan Crop Running Pant. Look beyond a well-fitting, breathable, […]

Pakayak Bluefin 14

October 25, 2019

Besides having a fun name, the Pakayak Bluefin 14 is an innovative 14-foot touring kayak. With a similar design to those Russian nesting dolls, the Pakayak is divided into six interconnecting sections, each fitting inside the other for a compact bundle that is only three-and-a-half feet long! Pop that bundle in the included bag, and […]

Secrets of Sicily Multisport Adventure with Wild Women Expeditions

July 16, 2019

Coming September 16, 2019. Bikes, kayaks, and hydrofoils! Join Wild Women Expeditions for their new Secrets of Sicily Multisport Adventure. This 9-day tour takes you to the largest Mediterranean island, just off the “toe” of Italy’s boot to discover volcanoes, a local winery, cioccolato di Modica, UNESCO world heritage sites, and more. Throughout the trip, […]

Perception Hi Life 11.0

July 12, 2019

SUP. Kayak. Why choose? You can have both with the Perception Hi Life 11.0! The unique design provides a low profile, stable platform to stand and paddle as an SUP as well as sit on top as kayak, thanks to the folding seating system. Front and rear swim decks with low sides and hand grabs make […]

Ski to Sea Race

May 22, 2019

Coming May 26, 2019. America’s original team relay race. It’s the Ski to Sea Race, a multi-sport, team relay race held in northwestern Washington that starts on the slopes of Mount Baker and ends in the cold waters of Bellingham Bay. Teams of 3 to 8 people compete in this 92-mile long event that consists […]

Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Weekend

May 6, 2019

Coming June 14, and September 6, 2019. Time to go boating! Join Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe for their Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Weekend, aimed at introducing women to this popular sport in Central Oregon. Starting on Friday evening, you’ll learn about the equipment, the basic paddle strokes, and essential safety techniques. Saturday brings you to the gentle rapids […]

Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure with Holiday River Expeditions

February 20, 2019

Coming August 24, 2019. Exciting 4-day river adventure! The Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure with Holiday River Expeditions takes you through the class 3 and 4 rapids of the Colorado River in Westwater Canyon. When you’re not rafting through the rapids, days will be spent on the calm waters with SUPs, inflatable kayaks, and swimming while nights will […]

SealLine Discovery Deck Dry Bag

February 6, 2019

Keep it dry! Whether you’re in a kayak, on an SUP, on a sail boat, or live in a wet climate like the Pacific Northwest, the Discovery Deck Dry Bag from our friends at SealLine will be an essential piece in your TrailblazerGirl arsenal of adventure gear. It’s designed out a rugged waterproof material that is sure to […]

The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking’s Boldest Voyage

October 2, 2018

One of the greatest kayaking feats ever completed – the solo journey from California to Hawaii. In Dave Shively’s book, The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking’s Boldest Voyage, he chronicles the amazing odyssey that Ed Gillet accomplished in the summer of 1987. Starting in Monterey, California, Gillet set out in a 20 foot, […]


September 19, 2018

Three stainless steel layers. Four Kevlar reinforced layers. Wow. OTTOLOCK is designed to be a lightweight solution to secure your bike, kayak, or gear for a short period of time. The flexible band has a rubber-like coating that keeps it from scratching your bike and curls up into a compact 3 inch diameter, small enough […]

Vancouver Island Multi-Sport Adventure with Wild Women Expeditions

July 9, 2018

Coming August 12, 2018. Unparalleled natural beauty. With the Vancouver Island Multi-Sport Adventure, the folks at Wild Women Expeditions, the world’s largest women-only travel company, will amaze you with Canada’s dazzling rainforests, remote wilderness, rugged coastline, and outstanding wildlife. This 7-day adventure includes sea kayaking to Vargas Island, surfing and paddling in Tofino, hiking the […]

Adventures in Good Company: Pearls of the Croatian Coast

June 27, 2018

Coming September 16, 2018. Walled cities, Greek temples, lavender fields, and warm sapphire water. Any guesses? It’s Croatia, and the folks at Adventures in Good Company are offering a 7-night tour titled, Pearls of the Croatian Coast. With an activity rating of 2, this trip is designed for women who regularly walk at a brisk pace […]

Women on Water

May 29, 2018

Coming June 8, 2018. Grab your paddles TrailblazerGirls! It’s time for the 5th annual Women on Water festival near Toronto, Canada, co-sponsor by the Ontario Sea Kayak Center and Wild Women Expeditions. As one of the world’s largest women-only paddling events, it’s a full two days of water-based fun for all skill levels. On the […]

Mustang Survival Bluewater Gear Hauler

May 22, 2018

Marine gear that is built to last. For over 50 years, our friends at Mustang Survival have been in the business of designing products to help you enjoy your time on the water, and their Bluewater Gear Hauler is a perfect example of this. It’s filled with well-thought-out features. Starting with the 30 liter carrying […]

Heart of Ireland with Wild Women Expeditions

April 6, 2018

Coming May 20, and September 2, 2018. Experience the luck of the Irish with Wild Women Expeditions’ Heart of Ireland tour! This 7 night adventure includes horseback riding, surfing, hiking, cycling, boating, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking. Don’t worry though, the active itinerary also includes relaxation time with stops at local pubs for a […]

Top Outdoor Events of 2017

December 15, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Events category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Women’s Adventure Camp at Camp Chief Ouray a way to get back to nature and the […]

Austin Adventures Costa Rica – Tortuguero to Cahuita National Park

November 6, 2017

Coming March 17, 2018. Enjoy the pura vida in Costa Rica! Austin Adventures is conducting a women only trip to the beautiful Central American country of Costa Rica which borders the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Highlights of this 9 day adventure include kayaking the canals of Tortuguero National Park, […]

French River to Byng Inlet Kayak Expedition with Wild Women Expeditions

June 28, 2017

Coming August 3, 2017. Commemorate Canada’s 150th heritage anniversary with Wild Women Expeditions’ French River to Byng Inlet Kayak Expedition. This eight-day kayaking adventure takes you along a Canadian Heritage River to the islands of Georgian Bay. The rugged beauty of this area inspired the paintings of the Group of Seven, a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933 who initiated the first […]


June 8, 2017

Need a helping hand? Then you need HEROCLIP! Formerly known as Qliplet, this innovative item will soon be an indispensable one on your next TrailblazerGirl adventure. Invented by a mom (aren’t those moms smart!) after training to summit Mt Rainier and realizing she needed an “extra hand”, she came up with a 3-in-1 clip, swivel, and hook […]

Sea Eagle 330

June 7, 2017

A versatile inflatable kayak. The Sea Eagle 330 can accommodate one or two people with a weight up to 500 pounds and is suitable for beginners and experts since it has a Class III Whitewater Rating. And best of all, it has the convenience of being inflatable! It sets itself apart from other inflatables with its two molded […]

Women’s Transformational Kayak Journeys

June 7, 2017

Coming July 28 and August 11, 2017. Find your focus with Women’s Transformational Kayak Journeys. A 3-day trip starts from Bainbridge Island and travels across the Rich Passage in Washington’s Puget Sound to Blake Island. You’ll set up camp on Blake Island and enjoy kayaking, yoga, walking explorations of the island, beach art, delicious organic food, […]

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails

June 6, 2017

The only nationally designated salt water trail in the US. It’s the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails, a collection of 12 trails that wrap around 371 miles of shoreline in Washington State. Each trail is not more than 15 miles long, making them the perfect length for a day trip. Experience outstanding natural beauty with views of […]

REI Women’s Adventures South Africa Ultimate Women’s Adventure & Safari

May 31, 2017

Coming October 13 and November 7, 2017. Exotic South Africa…accompany REI Women’s Adventures and their award winning South Africa Ultimate Women’s Adventure and Safari. In this 11-day journey, highlights include a 3-day safari at the famous Sabi Sand Reserve in search of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo), biking through the Cape Winelands to taste some of […]